Group-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence Contest
Recent headlines have reported on the introduction of powerful new AI models that can carry on human-like conversations, make up their own stories, write programming code, imitate specific speakers, generate realistic images from text descriptions, and accomplish a wide variety of other tasks. What was science fiction for such a long time has become a real and present reality, and it’s unclear that we’re ready to deal with it.
Philosophers of Scribophile invites you to submit a piece of fiction of no more than 3,000 words in any genre or style, that explores the theme of artificial intelligence in a current or near-future world. We are particularly interested in the philosophical and existential implications of this technology. With that said, we’re looking for great stories, not scientific essays. Please stick to what you personally think is possible within the next twenty years. Our judge will be group member David Miller.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
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|1st prize:||$100 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$75 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$50 cash via PayPal|
Entries must be received by May 31st, 2023, 11:59pm, UTC.
Entries must be 3,000 words or less by Scribophile’s count.
Entries must be fiction (no non-fiction or essays).
Entries may be any fiction genre, including poetry.
Entries must be set either in the present, or no more than 20 years in the future, and use feature technology that you think is plausible in that timespan, and must deal with the topic of artificial intelligence—either the real-world technologies already available, or their near future equivalents.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
No novel chapters.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
If your entry has placed in a site-wide contest on Scribophile in the past, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence Contest.”
Entry is free, but you’ll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of other member’s work.